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Port of Refuge

Port of refuge is a port, not on a ship's itinerary, which the ship calls at due to some unforeseen hazard at sea and where the ship may undergo repairs, refuel, or rescue cargo.

What is Port of Refuge?

Port of refuge is a port, not on a ship's itinerary, which the ship calls at due to some unforeseen hazard at sea and where the ship may undergo repairs, refuel, or rescue cargo. It is a situation wherein a vessel has to be diverted to a port because of an emergency which has made it unsafe to sail further.

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